Hot Smoked Salmon

There are a number of ways to smoke salmon. You may be familiar with the fully cured smoked salmon, like lox, that you find on bagels or cured platters. It’s dense, often salty and fully cured and safe to eat without cooking with heat. There is also the option of hot smoking fresh salmon with little more than seasoning on the surface of the fish to affect the final product. This recipe, however, lives somewhere in between. By giving the the salmon a quick cure, you can force flavors into the flesh while pulling some of the water out and concentrating the flavors. The fish is not fully cured, so we finish it on the grill, which imparts smoke flavor and makes the fish safe to eat. The end product is flavorful, tender, juicy and quite versatile. Partially cured Hot Smoked Salmon is great served hot off the grill or cooled and eaten on salads, sandwiches or as a snack.

Grilled Crab Cakes with Lemon Caper Aioli

Crab cakes are one of those great equalizers, when it comes to appetizers. It’s a seafood for folks who don’t love seafood. This recipe for Grilled Crab Cakes beats even the best restaurant crab cakes out there, and is probably a lot easier than you think. Oh, and the Lemon Caper Aioli is the icing on the (crab) cake! Dive right into your new favorite seafood appetizer!

Shrimp & Grits

Chef Eric Gephart of Kamado Joe finally shares his world famous Shrimp & Grits recipe, and he’s doing it right here on The Sauce! From the perfectly cooked cheesy grits to the rich butter sauce and char grilled skewered shrimp, this recipe is an instant classic! Don’t miss out. Cook it and tell us what you think!